Bernard-Henri Lévy is a writer and documentary filmmaker. His Peshmerga! (2016), a Special Selection at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, portrayed the struggle along the thousand-mile front line separating the Kurds from Islamic State. His subsequent La Bataille de Mossoul (2017) explored the fight to retake the city.
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The French Left’s Fascist Creep

French presidential candidate and far-left leader, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, is transforming before our eyes into a mascot of totalitarianism

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The Deep State

The ‘Deep State’ exists—Trump and his ilk have run into it

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Standing at the Twilight of Democracy

Jeremy Corbyn threatens to lead Britain into a ‘Dark Internationale’ hastening the demise of democracy

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Farewell to Claude Lanzmann

Like Orpheus, Lanzmann was an untamed poet for whom the verses were steel rails, birch forests, silences, names

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L’Honneur d’Israël

Full text of a speech delivered before the Academic College of Netanya, June 18, 2018, upon receiving an Honoris Causa doctorate

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American Ghosts

Bernard-Henri Lévy remembers watching Trump’s inauguration with Philip Roth

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70 Reasons to Celebrate Israel

A love letter in 70 lines

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The Post-Election Ruminations of Vladimir Putin

It’s good to be the czar

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Requiem for Syria

It is fashionable to second-guess the cost of interventions that did not deliver on all of their promises, but what we’re witnessing now is far more bloody and disastrous than timely intervention could possibly have been

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King Ubu, Trump’s Dadaist Precursor

Alfred Jarry’s character is the president’s true predecessor, right down to the bad words

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Trump, Jerusalem, and the Jews

Was it cheap politics or historical concern and fellow-feeling that motivated the president to declare his allegiance to the millennial capital?

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The Kurds, Trump, and the Decline of American Power

Why the United States’ inexplicable abandonment of the Kurdish people is ‘the geopolitical equivalent of a stock-market crash’

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Who Betrayed the Kurdish People?

Two years after the Kurds fought against the Islamic State, America turned its back as they sought independence

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The United States Serves Up Kurdistan to Iran on a Silver Platter

‘We should not have abandoned Kurdistan, the only real pole of stability in the region’

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Kurdish President Massoud Barzani Speaks

The day after his successful independence referendum, the commander of the Peshmerga talks with Bernard-Henri Lévy about Kurdistan’s neighbors Turkey, Iran, and Iraq, French President Macron, and the future of his people

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American Jews Should Care About and Support the Independence of Kurdistan

Iraqi Kurdistan is one of the very rare areas of the Middle East where Jews and Judaism are viewed positively.

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The Day a Jewish General Invented a Muslim Country

How J.F.R. Jacob saved hundreds of thousands of lives in the land that became Bangladesh

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Mosul Is Liberated—But Not Yet Free

Who will rebuild the destroyed Iraqi city? Who will shepherd the refugees to safety? Who will reward the Kurds with the regionally stabilizing state they deserve?

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From the Darkest Pages to the Living Light

Seventy-five years after the massacre at Babi Yar, a moment of reckoning, a lesson in awareness and forgiveness, and a path towards redemption

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